- Sports & activity
- DVD player
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Child Friendly
- Sea View
- Short breaks available
First launched in 1874 and moored in its current location since 1914, Hotspur is a historic houseboat bursting with period features. Now a charming blend of the original and the contemporary, it is an idyllic spot for stunning sunsets and sensational sea views.
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There is lots to do in the surrounding area - you are close to world renowned seafood restaurants, Cudmore Country Park is 10 mins, Colchester zoo is 20 mins, Historic Colchester and Castle 20 mins, Layer Marney Towers is 30 mins. Naturally, this is the ideal location for sailing enthusiasts, and the boat is just a few minutes’ walk from West Mersea Yacht Club and the Dabchicks Sailing Club.
Directions provided on booking.
Nearest Train Station:
The top floor is made up of a large, bright, modern lounge with gorgeous views out to sea. This upper lounge leads onto the rear deck with stunning sea and sunset views. Next to the lounge is the master bedroom, with a newly fitted en-suite shower/steam room and toilet, a built-in wardrobe and a dressing table. The master bedroom leads onto a small foredeck with views inland. The stairs to the lower floor, double glazed and with solid wooden floors and ceiling, go through the original hatch, and there is also a stairwell leading down from the master bedroom directly into the saloon. The saloon is awash with original craftsmanship, with oak beams, three portholes, built-in wooden benches and an impressive amount of storage space. The galley kitchen houses a range of bespoke, fitted units, with angled worktops and all the mod cons. The bathroom is off the kitchen.
The upper lounge leads out onto the ample rear deck, from where you can enjoy breathtaking sea views and sunsets. The master bedroom leads onto a small foredeck with views inland.
The boat is home to a multi-fuel burner that keeps it warm and cosy, though there are also electric heaters and under-bunk heating.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum stay is 3 nights. No pets.